ISTANBUL/ANKARA

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke over the phone on Thursday and discussed bilateral ties.

Two leaders discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations as well as regional issues, according to Turkey’s Communications Directorate.

Erdogan and Mirziyoyev also exchanged New Year greetings.

In a Twitter post, the Uzbek greeted the New Year of “fraternal peoples” of the two countries and said “bilateral bonds, regional and international affairs” were discussed during the phone talk.

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